Fantasy Story Contest

What: Fantasy Story Contest
When: 04/01/2024 to 04/14/2024
Where: Garland County Library
Who: Ages 18 and under
No registration required

Do you daydream about fantastical worlds filled with magical creatures and unlikely heroes? Submit an original fantasy story of 10 pages or less, and enter to win a gift card to Black Ribbon Books!

Please email your story to by midnight on Sunday, April 14th. Winners will be announced at Magical Creatures Night. 

Gift card prizes for each category:     1st place: $25     2nd place $15     3rd place $10

Separate judging for ages 12 & under and 13-18.

Teen LEGO Challenge

Ages 13-16 only!

Do you love building with LEGO blocks?

Build a cool creation, take a photo, and submit the photo to
Photos must be submitted by noon on Monday, April 5th to be entered into the contest.  Late entries will not be accepted.  All photos must be appropriate for an all ages audience to view.  A random drawing will decide winners.  All entered photos will be posted on the GCL Community Connections Facebook page.
Please be sure to include your name and age with your entry!
All programs subject to change.
Group visits are unavailable at this time.

DIY Easter Basket Decorating Contest

Dust off your D.I.Y skills for an Easter Basket Decorating Contest! Challengers will use their own materials and basket to create their masterpiece. After glitzing and glamming, challengers will drop their basket off at the library where we’ll put it on display for voting. Baskets must be turned in between March 1st and April 1st. On April 2nd, the best basket will be voted on in a public contest.  The winner will win a “Single Plus Membership” to Garvan Woodland Gardens. This membership allows them to bring a guest of their choice each time they visit.

-Baskets should be around 12″ in size (no bigger).
-No perishable food (such as real eggs) should be placed in baskets.
-Baskets should not include content that may be considered inappropriate for children to see, as they will be displayed at the library.

*Need a tip for where to get cheap supplies? Don’t forget to try places like Habitat for Humanity and Goodwill for used and nearly new craft materials and baskets.